In the second episode of the new series of DriveTime Jason Soucinek and Walt Mueller tackle the difficulty of speaking about pornography with your children. These conversations can be intimidating and full of fear but they are needed. Acknowledging the awkwardness will help you as you prepare. But making sure the conversation takes place within a grander conversation of God’s design for sex as the sex-maker will be important.
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Suggested Books for Ages 3-5
The Story of Me – By Brenna and Stan Jones, and Joel Spector
Authors share the wonderful story of God’s love and the marvelous body he has blessed us with. Using straight talk, age-appropriate language and realistic illustrations. It addresses God’s love and the goodness of all He has made, the nurturing family as God’s context for love, appropriate names for genitila, and the importance of a mother and father.
God Made All of Me – By Justin and Lindsey Holcomb
God Made All of Me is a simply-told, beautifully-illustrated story to help families talk about these sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children. Because the private parts of our bodies are private, the home is the ideal environment where a child should learn about his or her body and how it should be treated by others. God Made All of Me starts from the fundamental truth that God created everything and applies that truth to kids and their bodies. It equips parents to talk with both boys and girls about their bodies and to help them understand the difference between the appropriate and inappropriate touch of others. God Made All of Me allows families to build a first line of defense against sexual abuse in the safety of their own homes.
Suggested Books for Ages 6-9
Before I Was Born – By Carolyn Nystrom
The authors use straight talk, age-appropriate language and informative illustrations to help children see sex as a special gift from a wonderful God to a husband and wife within the context of a marriage and family relationship. Topics covered include: why God made boys’ and girls’ bodies different, the basic facts about intercourse, presented in the context of marital love and intimacy, conception and fetal development, and childbirth and breastfeeding
Suggested Books for Ages 10-14
What’s the Big Deal? Why God Cares About Sex – By Brenna and Stan Jones
This book is designed for parents and children to read through and discuss together. Each chapter introduces an age-appropriate issue and provides “written conversations” between a child and a parent. It is recommended that the child read his or her part and the parent read his or her part. This method provides an excellent way for new and challenging issues to be raised and addressed with a child.
Questions to Ask Kids – By Jason Soucinek
Parents Guide For Teaching God’s Design for Sexuality – By Walt Mueller
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